Microsoft has released its Touch Pack for Windows 7 to the public, for free. Previously, it was available only with touch-based computers via PC makers.

Brief Description

Touch Pack for Windows 7 Consumer Download
Six applications optimized for Windows 7 Touch

Overview

The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 is a collection of games and applications that are made available to computers with multi-touch enabled displays running Windows 7.

The Touch Pack includes:

Microsoft Blackboard, an intricate game of physics in which you solve a puzzle by creating a fanciful machine on a blackboard.

Microsoft Garden Pond, a tranquil game that takes place in serene Japanese water gardens.

Microsoft Rebound, a game in which you use your fingertips to control Tesla spheres with an electrical field between them to catapult a metal game ball into your opponent's goal.

Microsoft Surface Globe, a program that you can use to explore the earth as a flat 2-D map or as an immersive 3-D experience.

Microsoft Surface Collage, a program that you can use to explore and interact with your photos and arrange them as a desktop background.

Microsoft Surface Lagoon, a screen saver and interactive water simulation, complete with a meditative rock arrangement and playful, shy fish.

The Windows 7 Touch Pack requires Windows 7 (Home Premium and up) and a computer or monitor that supports Windows Touch (at least 2 touch input support required).